Sandra Carnahan





Sandra J. Carnahan
Professor of Law

“Never stop learning. The key to perpetual ignorance is to be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.”

BA, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
J.D., Houston College of Law
LL.M, University of Houston

Sandra J. Carnahan is a Professor of Law at Houston College of Law in Houston, Texas. She received her B.A. from the University of Arkansas, her J.D. from Houston College of Law, and her LL.M in Health Law from the University of Houston. She teaches courses in health law, bioethics, and criminal procedure. Her publications include Medicare’s Coverage With Study Participation Policy: Clinical Trials Or Tribulations? 7 Yale Journal of Health Pol’y, L.& Ethics (2007), and Law, Medicine, and Wealth: Does Concierge Medicine Promote Health Care Choice, Or Is It A Barrier to Access? 17 Stanford L. & Pol’y Rev. 121 (2006). Professor Carnahan is a member of Baylor College of Medicine’s Institutional Review Board, and she is on the faculty of Rice University’s Medical Management Certificate Program for physicians. Prior to her academic career she was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a civil litigator with a Houston law firm.


Phone: 713.646.1872

Office: 705T

Areas of expertise: criminal procedure, health law and bioethics

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